Digital Media


Research: Outlines Improve Learning from Videos

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University are using crowd-sourced conceptual outlines to help learners get more out of educational videos.

Global Oneness Project Debuts Free Multimedia Resources, Lesson Plans

The Global Oneness Project, a curator of multicultural studies, has launched a multimedia initiative for K-12 and higher education that combines free digital stories and lesson plans.

How Blended Learning and Gamification Increase Student Engagement

Rob Schwartz, a teacher at a blended learning magnet school, shares how design missions validate "the individual over the content" and give students the freedom to fail.

5 Productivity Skills Every Educator Must Have

In a national survey, we asked teachers, administrators and tech leaders to tell us what it takes to make a 21st century classroom run smoothly. Here’s what they said.

Gamified Digital Learning Is Helping Students Meet the Challenge of CCSS

Here's how the free digital learning platform PowerMyLearning is helping students learn Common Core skills and prepare for online assessments — and how gamification is turbo-charging that process.

Report: Testing and Assessment Products Are Now the Biggest Category of Ed Tech Sales

Vendor responses to SIIA’s annual ed tech market survey show that, driven by districts implementing the Common Core, sales in the testing and assessment category have reached almost $2.5 billion per school year.

4 Coding Apps For Kindergarten and Elementary School

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of apps to get young students started on the road to coding.

Tech Tools That Help Teach Common Core ELA

Teacher Natalie O'Neil shares the technology she uses to teach lessons that adhere to the ELA standards and prepare her students for PARCC assessments in the spring.

Canvas Strengthens Mediasite Integration

Instructure and Sonic Foundry have strengthened an existing partnership by further integrating the latter's Mediasite video creation and management tool with Instructure's Canvas learning management system.

Blending Face-to-Face and Flipping

Michael F. Ruffini, a professor of educational technology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, provides an explanation of the flipped classroom and its alternative, which offers the best of the flipped class and traditional face-to-face instruction, the face/flip.

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